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Aug. 29, 2011 at 11:45pm

Abandoned Blog Tourism

Making Sense of Write Flight

Once upon a time there were no blogs. Then there were. Then some were abandoned. Who can make sense of this "Write Flight?" Just this evening I was wandering the net again, starting at FeedTacoma.com. After touring through some dynamic blogs, I also visited some dormant and some abandoned blogs. If you've ever travelled across the U.S. and passed through abandoned towns then you might understand what I mean. Abandoned blog tourism is like encountering a vacant and weathered 90 year-old praire homestead surrounded by random household tools and yard furniture and rusted vehicles. You might roam around the site awhile, stare at a curiosity or two, maybe come to some conclusions about what was valued. It all meant something to someone at one time; and then who knows what happened? Seldom, if ever, do blog founders leave a goodbye note. That's what is so perplexing.

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by NSHDscott on 8/30/2011 @ 12:09am
Any favorites?

by NineInchNachos on 8/30/2011 @ 12:15am
apathy. cut them up for bait.

by thriceallamerican on 8/30/2011 @ 8:30am
The fact that I'm still paying for web hosting of my dormant blog is proof that it's not dead! Also proof of my laziness!

by troysworktable on 8/30/2011 @ 9:45am
www.matthewstadler.org/ has one of the best blog farewells. There is only one curiosity to stare at, the final post in its large-font text.

by Mofo from the Hood on 8/30/2011 @ 10:07pm
stadler's hour had come for self-crucifixion.







by troysworktable on 9/1/2011 @ 8:52pm
But it birthed Publication Studio, so all's well.

by Mofo from the Hood on 9/2/2011 @ 7:49am
The end post of Stadler's blog in terms of its visual design and content flow does resemble the stated process and output of Publication Studio, as presented in Google archives.

Some people gather the elements of tubular steel and sprockets and chain and then they construct a shiny contorted thing and call it art. Other people gather the same elements and then add a wheel or four and call it useful.

About

This is my real-time novel, "Idealism in Tacoma," which will attempt to sort out the virtual new order I discovered in local blogs and in local 'hoods. I welcome you to join me as I press on in search of answers to the ongoing question: "Is it new?"

NEW! for 2011:
"QUANTUM FOAM," the second real-time novel by Mofo from the Hood, is happening now!

"For whatever mysterious reason, I must act beyond the role of spectator. Something beyond a portable history must be explored.

Therefore in order for me to define the concepts and categories of realities beyond the realm of my real-time novel "Idealism in Tacoma," a wholly other discourse must take form.

Ladies and whatever, let us go forth into the unknown dimension of imagination. I hereby offer you my all new materialist inspired "out of nothing" real-time novel: 'QUANTUM FOAM'."

Also For Your Enjoyment:
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*MFTH was born and raised in Tacoma, Washington USA. As a lifelong resident, uninspired by money, power, or fame, he eventually resorted to reading internet blogs, sometimes at the public library. In May, 2008, during the Great Recession, he started "Mofo from the Hood's Blog" on FeedTacoma.com, because it was free. If this blog ever helps him to attain money, power, and fame, he will probably stay in Tacoma.

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